Pioneers News · Athletic Update 9/21/19-9/27/19


On Friday the Boys played in their homecoming game against Westland. They won 52-0. The Pioneers first points of the game came from a safety. The defense was stellar all night and Spencer Hawkins mirrored the D on Offense. Tossing Touchdowns all over the field, two new receivers had their first TD’s of the season. Zane Lattig and Kaden Konzack. As a team the Pioneers were on point on Friday. This will be key going into the home stretch of the season as the Pioneers have a rough stretch of games in the second half of the season. Next Friday they are home against Westerville North.

By Tannor Lambert


Girls Soccer:


Over the weekend girls soccer had senior night at home against Thomas Worthington. The team celebrated seven seniors. Cierra Clemons, Sam Fedio, captain Keeley Galloway, captain Payton Kaufman, captain Sophia Leonetti, captain Addie Masters, and captain Grace Poorbaugh. The team started off strong with sophomore Camryn Earl scoring two minutes into the game making it 1-0. Junior Maddie Daniels, junior Morgan Scott, and Leonetti all scored goals, making the final score 4-0. 


The Pioneers played against Westerville South on Tuesday. Orange won 7-0 to improve to 3-0 in the OCC. Junior Hannah Heald and sophomore Maia Kaufman both scored twice and Earl, Leonetti and Scott also scored. Poorbaugh had two assists and junior goalie Amanda Poorbaugh had one save on the night.


Their next game is Saturday at New Albany. 


By Grace Poorbaugh 


Boys Soccer:


On Tuesday boys soccer played their third OCC game of the season against Westerville South, they won 6-0. Junior Alex James scored two, and senior Kyle Stringer, senior Eddie Muller, junior Baracah Gimei, and junior Zach Blendick all scored one goal.


On Thursday the team played at Worthington Kilbourne and lost 1-3. Senior Jack Kossudji scored Orange’s lone goal off a header. The team is now 6-3-1. Their next game is senior night, on Tuesday against Marysville. 


By Grace Poorbaugh 




On Tuesday, Sept, 24, your lady pioneers hosted Volley for the Cure against Westerville Central. The girls were able to dominate through three sets 25-19, 25-21, and 25-22 to defeat the Warhawks. On Thursday, Sept. 26, volleyball played Westerville Schools for a second time this week. Once again, the girls dominated South to win in three sets 25-7, 25-8, 25-13. 


By Abby Struntz 


Field Hockey:

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Pioneer Field Hockey team travelled to Upper Arlington in an intense match off. The girls fought hard and got a goal by freshman Emily McManus. Unfortunately, Upper Arlington turned the game around with two goals, which ended up giving them the win. The final score was 1-2 Upper Arlington.

On Thursday, Spet. 26, the girls were looking for redemption. They faced off against Granville High School. The girls were up 1-0 at halftime with a goal by freshman Haylie Sucharski. Granville then tied it in the second half and the game was forced into overtime. Neither team could get another goal in the extended time, so the game ended in a tie 1-1.

By Zoe Sucharski


Boys Golf:

Boys Golf had their senior night against Berlin on Wednesday, all three teams won their respective matches. On Tuesday the boys will be at Darby Creek for sectionals. 

By Tannor Lambert 


Girls Golf:


On Thursday, Sept. 26, the girls battled it out against sister schools Liberty, Olentangy and Berlin. The all Olentangy Scramble Match ended with the Patriots on top (68) to Olentangy (74), Berlin (86), and then Orange (94).


By Abby Struntz


Cross Country:

On Saturday Sept. 21st, the Boys and Girls XC teams traveled to Centerville to compete on the Saturday Night Lights. For the Girls XC team, they placed in 18th overall out of 59 teams. Senior Paige Benecke finished 49th overall with a time of 19:06 and sophomore Abby Schroff finished 62nd overall finishing 14 seconds later with a time of 19:20 for a 5k. The Boys XC team finished 3rd overall out of 23 teams with Alex Kenish finishing 27th overall with a time of 16:10 and junior Jake Ethridge finished ten seconds later 41st overall with a time of 16:20 also for a 5k. Next Saturday Sept. 28th, your XC teams will compete at the Midwest Meet of Champions to compete with the best of the midwest at Hilliard Bradley HS from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. so come out and support your running pioneers!


By Dom Parker




This week girls tennis won OCC’s against Liberty 3-2 on Wednesday. They played Pickerington North on Monday and fought hard but unfortunately lost 2-3. On Monday the girls take on Scioto at Scioto. Best of luck girls!

By Raymie Shields